Program Requirements

Program requirements (20 credit hours; minimum 500 clinical hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
NUR 729 Acute Care Treatment Modalities I 1 hr
NUR 735 Acute Care Treatment Modalities II 1 hr
NUR 745 Acute Care I 6 hrs
NUR 755 Acute Care II 6 hrs
NUR 775 Acute Care III 6 hrs

Retention requirements

To remain in the AGACNP Graduate Certificate program, the students must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.00, with no more than one course with a grade of "C", and no course with a grade of "C-" or lower. Receive a “pass” in all clinical evaluations.
  • Complete all coursework within three academic years after admission into the AGACNP Graduate Certificate program.
  • Demonstrate acceptable levels of maturity, integrity and professionalism as well as behaviors and attitudes normally expected of professional nurses in advanced nursing roles.
  • Demonstrate acceptable professional progression in application of skills and knowledge in the AGACNP Graduate Certificate program.
  • Maintain current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life (BLS) certification, RN licensure, health and professional liability insurance, and all immunizations required by clinical agencies throughout the program.
  • Notify the School of Nursing within five (5) days in the event of any legal infractions or any actions taken against their nursing license, or any investigation of such incidences.

Technological requirements

The Missouri State University AGACNP Graduate Certificate Program uses a combination of online and on-campus modalities. Didactic online content may be delivered using asynchronous and synchronous formats. Applicants to the AGACNP Graduate Certificate program must be proficient using online learning management systems, word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation graphics software. Students are expected to be able to manage files, navigate the internet, access resources, locate scholarly references from the library, and use a headset/microphone, computer camera, scanner and fax machine. Students who have deficiencies in these areas must seek training before the start of the program.

The School of Nursing uses a Blackboard management system for all courses. Additionally, web conferencing software may be used for synchronous course offerings and other experiences. Specific information on web conferencing software used in class will be provided in the course syllabus. Access to a personal computer/laptop with broadband/high speed internet connections, a web camera, and a headset with microphone are required.